Improve Your Speaking Voice to Teach Online or Podcast
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Improve Your Speaking Voice to Teach Online or Podcast

Transform your voice technique to become a dynamic and engaging online instructor or podcast presenter
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4.7 (79 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,695 students enrolled
Created by Roma Waterman
Last updated 8/2016
Current price: $10 Original price: $75 Discount: 87% off
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Implement correct posture, breathing and projection techniques to improve quality and confidence;
  • Apply simple tools to calm your nerves and be at peak performance always;
  • Understand the factors that can affect your voice (that you may be doing everday)
  • Implement practical solutions for factors than can affect your voice;
  • Perform a five minute basic warm up to prepare your voice for recording.
  • Improve your accent (if you have one) so that it's working for you and not against you;
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  • Students will need basic equipment to be able to record voice for online courses
  • A willingness to learn new strategies to try and implement them to improve vocal quality.

Updated October 2016

20+ 5 star ratings!

"A lot of question answered within the first few lectures. This is amazing". Peter


“Only had to watch the promo and a few previews and I was sold on this course. And after taking it, I now know why. Roma goes over not only how to speak clearly, but how to speak engagingly as well. She explains how to speak so that your voice is easy to listen to...The course itself is short, well structured, easy to follow, and oh so easy to listen to. Thanks Roma!" Thomas


"Very useful course - well presented with loads of useful info. I think Roma just about covers the voice from every angle."


"I'm not an instructor but am starting a podcast. I'd found myself a bit hesitant, partially because of a lack of confidence in my voice. The exercises in Roma's course have been very useful in not only improving my vocal quality, but giving me more confidence to actually launch my next project. Definitely recommended."


Are you producing online courses or podcasting but feel like your voice needs a little help?

Maybe you are having trouble with practical things like projection, vocal fatigue, or changes in vocal tone. Let me teach you some practical things you can learn quickly that will help you stand out as an instructor or podcast presenter.

My name is Roma Waterman, I have been a professional vocal coach, singer/songwriter, author and speaker for over 20 years. One of the biggest comments I receive is “How can I improve my voice to be a great online instructor or for podcasting?” This is why I created this course!

Let me give you tips you can implement to improve your voice straight away. This is an easy, no fuss, get to the point program that will get you doing what you really want to do....teach, and teach well!

I have created 19 easy to listen to lectures to help you learn fast – so you can get on with the business of producing a winning course. There are PDF Printouts and notes, and simple quizzes to test your knowledge.

As a top vocal instructor I know the in's and out's of what it takes to create a prime voice that sells. You don't need to be a singer or actor to learn these essential tips that many performers use.

What you need is a little bit of time training your voice to perform well to set you up for a lifetime of communicating brilliantly.

This course will help you recognise what makes an amazing online instructor stand out among the rest!

Who is the target audience?
  • New instructors wanting to learn the best practices to present well;
  • Instructors who are having minimal success and are looking for new ways to improve their delivery.
  • You would not need to take this course if your podcasts or courses are doing well and you feel you have no trouble with presentation and delivery.
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Curriculum For This Course
22 Lectures
3 Lectures 05:43

this lecture will help you recognise factors that are important beyond just the sound of your voice, and how thaat can affect your teaching style. Your sound matters, but who you are matters even more. Learn what makes an online instructor stand out among the rest!

Preview 03:30

In this lecture I will go through what we will be teaching and why it's important to know how to present well with your voice to create an awesome online course!

Preview 02:13

Who is Roma Waterman? Click on this PDF and find out!

Who Is Roma Waterman
2 pages
Your Voice - More than a sound
2 Lectures 07:53

You have a learning style, but you also have a teaching style. I will give you tips to help you identify what that style is to improve the quality of your course content. You could be someone who prefers to use a script, or someone who likes to chat and be more conversational. You may prefer bullet points and power point presentations, or free form discussion with talking head videos. This lecture will help you works best at showing your best asset - you.

Preview 07:53

If English is your second language learn some skills to help you improve your communication style. This lecture will provide tips on how to get the best out of your voice if you have an accent.

If You Have An Accent
2 pages

This quiz will test your knowledge on accents and finding your teaching style for presenting online courses.

4 questions
Body Basics and it's impact on your voice
7 Lectures 17:03

I am not a singer - should I warm up? Learn why it's just as important to warm up even if you are not a singer. Everyone who uses their voice professionally needs a routine to help be at their best. I will show you why in this lecture.

Should I Warm Up?

This lecture shows pictures of vocal folds, how they work, and may identify why you are having vocal trouble. This lecture will also help you understand why knowing how your body works will help you use it more efficiently. I provide pictures that will really help you understand voice physiology.

How your Vocal Folds Work: know your body and work smarter

How you sit and stand when speaking has a huge impact on your voice. In this lecture I will go through why it is important, and also show you pictures of correct and incorrect posture, and how changing your posture can dramatically improve your voice. I will provide some tips on how to sit and stand correctly.

Posture - is it important?

I will give you a personal example of what is right and wrong by showing you how I sit while recording my online courses. You may also identity some common mistakes in your own posture.

Posture Exercise: In my home studio

Breathing is essential to great voice projection. Learn the correct way to breathe by using your diaphragm that will help you speak clearly to get your point across. I will also explain why other breathing styles, such as shallow breathing are not helpful for speaking.

Breathing: Your Secret Weapon

Learn a simple exercise to help project the voice. This projection exercise uses reading text and trying to speak to someone 5-10 feet away.

Voice Projection Exercise No 1

This voice projection exercise uses the sounds "BO" and "HO" to help focus on using your breath and diaphragm to support volume in the voice.

Voice Projection Exercise No 2

This quiz will test what you have learned about your vocal folds, posture and breathing.

5 questions
Common Vocal Problems and How to Fix them
4 Lectures 20:12

This lecture will identify some common mistakes we make that can cause vocal fatigue and strain. We will cover how chewing gum, drinking tea and coffee, taking aspirin and smoking can affect the voice negatively.

Factors that Affect the Voice

Some simple tips to overcome common vocal mistakes to improve voice quality. Ideas to keep well hydrated and avoid tension in the throat.

How To Combat Factors That Affect the Voice

In this lecture I will give you some simple exercises that will help you overcome nerves to come across more confident in your presentation. We will cover things like deep breathing and how to reduce adrenaline that can cause tension in the body.

How To Overcome Nerves

Some extra tips to help you be the best you can be in your vocal presentation. Learn how colour, tone, rise and fall are important for presentation, as well as the art of storytelling, the speed of your voice, the importance of ebb and flow, and how to reduce 'umm' and 'ahhs', as well as having notes to keep you focussed.

Other Simple Tips

This quiz will test what you have learned about common vocal problems and how to combat them.

5 questions
Vocal Warm Up for Speakers and Online Teachers
2 Lectures 04:06

A simple 5 Minute warm up to get your voice ready to record a winning online course! This simple routine covers:

1. Breathing exercise

2. Bww - lip bubbles

3. Brr - tongue roll

4. Mmm - liip buzz

5. Bo Bo Bo/Ho Ho Ho

6. Internal yawn

7. Posture check - are you sitting correctly?

5 Minute Vocal Warm Up

A PDF hand out of all the vocal exercises that you can print out and always have handy in your recording space.

5 Minute Vocal Warm Up: PDF Print
1 page
4 Lectures 01:37

A brief description of all we have covered in the course. From voice physiology, how to improve your speaking voice with an accent, the importance of breathing, factors than affect the voice and how to combat them. We also covered some voice projection exercises, how to overcome nerves and a simple 5 minute warm up.

Summary - What We Have Learned
1 page

A PPT you can print out for reference of what we have covered in the course.

Power Point Presentation Slides as a PDF for your notes
22 pages

Final Notes and thank you and how you can contact me in the future. If you would like to leave a review that would be great too!

Thank you

About the Instructor
Roma Waterman
4.5 Average rating
887 Reviews
11,801 Students
5 Courses
Entreprenuer, Vocal coach, songwriter, speaker &author

I am an award winning singer/songwriter and author. I've been a vocal coach, session singer, and artist for over 20 years, which has included being a judge for the early audition process on the X Factor in Australia.

I've been a vocal coach for many TV Talent contestants on X Factor, Idol and the Voice, and I am very passionate in helping people release their authentic sound and style. I love helping people be themselves in their creative industries, and I believe I can help you achieve this as well!

I'm the author of several books, including 'The Handbook for Working Singers'. I've also released 8 albums, including "Your Complete Vocal Warm Up" - a vocal warm up CD for beginner to advanced singers.

In the last two years I have become an online instructor and teach thousands of students all over the world in the areas of voice presentation (for podcasting and teaching), vocal coaching, songwriting, theology and other teacher training such as social media marketing and digital product creation.

I have learned to reinvent myself and now I want to help others do the same - in whatever field you are in - there's more for you - my role is to help you discover what that is!